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  •  Sorry, I don't know the jargon, what's IIF? (0+ / 0-)

    I think that if you suddenly create a large number of would be gunsmiths, there are going to be a lot of crappy quality guns created, and the number of misfires and similar problems will jump dramatically.  We have regulations about quality control on things we manufacture for a reason.

    •  Injury, illness and fatality. (0+ / 0-)

      Essentially, occupational hazards.

      Yes, we do have public regulation on how we manufacture a number of things, and gun manufacturers do come under a number of state, local and federal codes regarding how their shop is put together and run.  But there are actually no guidelines to QC in firearms manufacture itself.  Companies contracting with public agencies, law enforcement and military may be subject to certain quality controls, but to my understanding there's no agency--certainly not BATF--that regulates QC for the private market.

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